Amazing Disney Tech

Walt Disney was fascinated by futuristic technology so it’s no surprise that Disney parks are filled with amazing technological advancements.  Here are some really cool techy things you can find at the Walt Disney World Resort!

1.  Magic Bands

Unless you’ve been living under a rock,  you probably already know about Magic Bands.  These waterproof bracelets have an RFID chip embedded inside that contain information about you.  You can use these bands to gain access to the parks (with prepaid admission), make purchases in the Disney shops, and purchase food with your dining credits.  You also use it in conjunction with FastPass+ so you aren’t waiting in lots of long lines for attractions.  This new tech has been in place for about 2 years now and seems to be reinventing how guests enjoy the parks.

2.  TV…in the mirror?

Did you know that in the villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian you can watch television while you take a bath?  That’s right, there’s a TV in the mirror.  When the set is off, it just looks like a regular bathroom mirror, but turn it on and there’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in the lower corner!  Amazing!

3.  Be Our Guest

If you’ve had the chance to eat at Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom then you’ve already seen this one in action.  In this restaurant, you place your order either ahead of time online or at the cashier, then you sit wherever you like within the building.  Your server uses a device similar to a smart phone to locate you via your Magic Band.  Then they deliver your food to you on a rolling tray.  Pretty neat, huh?

4.  My Disney Experience

If you know about Magic Bands then you know about the My Disney Experience app.  Before you even leave home, you can use the app to schedule FastPass+ selections, set up dining reservations, even purchase tickets.  You can find park maps, park hours, character meet and greet locations, even use it while you’re in the park to find the nearest restroom!

What’s your favorite Disney tech?

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